Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae
Species: Xylaria carpophila (Pers.) Fr.
Synonyms: Sphaeria carpophila
Xylosphaera carpophila
Common Name: Beechmast Candlesnuff


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Xylaria carpophilaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (29)
Beech (3)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (6)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Cupule (20)
Cone (3)
Fruitbody (3)
Soil Leaves (2)
cupule, fallen (1)
mast (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Seed (1)
Soil (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (4)
February (1)
March (1)
April (4)
May (3)
June (1)
July (4)
August (3)
September (9)
October (9)
November (3)
December (5)